George Neumayr, writing at The American Spectator explains that Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, is an “open huckster and reckless ideologue,” as well as “on the payroll of George Soros.” Those attributes, combined with signing of “anti-police pledges and calls for the restoration of voting rights to released murderers,” make Gillum America’s worst candidate for governor. Neumayr continues (abridged):
In Port Orange, Florida, near Daytona Beach, one sign in front of a house stands out: “Andrew Gillum for Governor of Massachusetts.” I was told that the jokey owner of the house is an NRA-supporting Democrat, who is upset over Gillum’s support for new restrictions on guns.
Gillum’s debate performance on Wednesday night did nothing to dispel this reputation for far-left cookery — the kind of pol who glibly signs anti-police pledges and calls for the restoration of voting rights to released murderers.
Gillum is an open huckster and reckless ideologue, and he gives off a strong stench of Tallahassee corruption. But his campaign seems to have stocked the crowd with activists, who applauded his demagoguery wildly.
Gillum is on the payroll of George Soros and one suspects so were some members of the audience.
Another billionaire creep, Tom Steyer, has promised Gillum $2 million.No sooner would Gillum finish one of his hacky answers than members of the audience would whistle and applaud thunderously
It appears that Gillum has the political infrastructure of Florida working for him in a way that the far more unassuming Ron DeSantis doesn’t.
DeSantis isn’t flashy but next to the transparent pomposity, arrogance, and shallowness of Gillum, that should appeal to voters who want a capable and substantive government.
DeSantis reminded the audience that he is not a “career politician,” unlike his opponent, who has never held a job outside of low Florida politics.
The closing statement by DeSantis was at least comprehensible and sober-minded about real problems. If Gillum wins, he will spend most of his term hanging out in the green rooms of CNN and MSNBC. His interest in the meat-and-potatoes of Florida governance is nil.
One wonders if Gillum will receive a majority of votes from Northeast transplants in Florida. The press excitedly thinks so. What a grim irony that would be — Bostonians and the like escaping the People’s Republic of Massachusetts only to hand victory to a Soros-Steyer stuffed shirt who will form an even rattier one in Florida.
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